Save-a-Word Saturday (2)

Save-a-Word Saturday
Welcome to my second installment of Save-A-Word Saturday! The aim of Save-A-Word Saturday is to spread the love and use of old words. 

The rules for Save-a-Word Saturday run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to ours. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen for the week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list on the bottom of our post. Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is Traitors. And my word is:

sagittiferous adj – bearing arrows
Rufian and his men appeared, all with grim faces, and all sagittiferous.
“What’s the meaning of this,” Safier demanded, taken back by the size of his army. “We agreed. No weapons, no death. This is a peaceful talk.”
“I’m sorry,” Rufian replied. His words were slow, mournful. Safier believed his grief, but that did not make the sight of his men preparing to attack any less terrifying, or serve to stop her body from shaking with rage.
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I also include with my entry this week this nifty image I found…it was done as part of The Dead Words project!
Sagittiferous
 Photo From: http://dribbble.com/shots/546262-Sagittiferous

8 Responses so far.

  1. T. Drecker says:
    Words and artwork – nifty! I'll have to practice this one, the word not the artwork 😉
  2. Great word and a sorrowful traitor is rare. 🙂 I'll have to use that word on the next person who stares at me like they're armed with arrows in their eyes!
  3. I absolutely *love* this word! And I'm also totally excited that you included some graphic representation–we always think about doing that but we haven't yet.
  4. Deshipley says:
    Ooh, I'll have to try to remember this word when writing about Robin Hood and company; they're usually sagittiferous!
  5. Alan says:
    An interesting word. Brings to mind the zodiac and the sign Sagittarius. Hope you're going for the hattrick (3rd installation) next week.
  6. Sounds like sagittarius….almost spelled the same, too…hahaha
  7. Great word and I love the graphic 😉

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